Sky: Defender training with English club after Rangers exit
By Danny Wright
Free agent Clint Hill is training with Chesterfield following his release from Rangers, according to a report.
Sky Sports claimed in their live transfer blog on Monday [10:36pm] that the 38-year-old had joined up with the English League Two club, but they have no plans to offer him a contract at this stage.
It is understood that Chesterfield would have to see a player depart in order to hand the ex-Gers man a contract at the Proact Stadium.
Hill only signed for Rangers last summer from QPR, but was released by Pedro Caixinha at the end of his one-year-long contract.
The centre-back was arguably one of the Light Blues’ better players in what was a disappointing campaign last term, however he failed to show Caixinha enough to warrant an extended contract.
He earned a total of 31 appearances for Rangers and scored an impressive six goals in the process, including a last gasp equaliser against Celtic at Parkhead in the Old Firm derby.
Rangers have since replaced the likes of Hill and Philippe Senderos, who was also released, with Fabio Cardoso and Portugal international Bruno Alves.
Football Insider Verdict
Although Caixinha has since replaced Hill with Alves, there is probably still a few Rangers supporters who are still miffed about the defender’s departure. He was easily one of the best players at the club last season under the charges of both Mark Warburton and Caixinha. It looks like he’s found it hard to get back into football though since his Ibrox exit and that may be down to his age and wage demands. Going from Rangers to Chesterfield would be a massive change for Hill, who has been playing at the top level for most of his long career. It would be wise for the League Two side to sign him, but if they are struggling to sort out the finances then his search for a new employer could go well into the season.
In other Rangers news, Martyn Waghorn has left Ibrox but has hilariously trolled Josh Windass on his way out.